Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IOF soldiers arrest seven Gazans in January including three minors


GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested seven Palestinians from the Gaza Strip on its borders and at the crossings in January 2012 including thee minors, a human rights activist said on Tuesday.

Riyadh Al-Ashqar, a researcher with the Palestinian center for the defense of prisoners, said that the detainees included two 15-year-old children and a 17-year-old minor.

He said that 28-year-old Bassam Rihan was arrested at Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing while heading to the West Bank for medical treatment.

Ashqar said that the others were detained on the eastern borders of the Strip at the hands of special Israeli forces.

He said that despite the IOF withdrawal from Gaza yet its troops still target Palestinians on crossings, inside the Strip, and at sea, recalling that the IOF troops rounded up 40 Palestinian fishermen in 2011.

The researcher noted that the IOF soldiers had earlier detained two cancer patients while on their way for treatment in the West Bank.

He appealed to all international institutions to put an end to Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.


IOF soldiers arrest seven Gazans in January including three minors